I am again seeing a commercial for Shriners that I hate. Shriners helped me be able to move and walk when I was a toddler.

The mom in that ad says Shriners made her son normal. I get so upset whenever I hear that. He was born physically different and disabled. I was born physically disabled and different too.

What constitutes normal? Normal is a description that the individual person perceives others to be. It doesn't right the individual perception one has any more than the ideal someone else has about what normal is.

I love Shriner's Hospital. I support their tries in bettering others so we can have a bigger advance in life than how we were born. But to hear we aren't normal is just heartbreaking. And to hear it from parents of all people makes it worse.
blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
36-40, F
1 Response Aug 22, 2014

Normal is average. Being able to walk is normal, most people can walk. Having 2 eyes is normal, most people can do that. You don't want to be normal and average in every way though. I see what you are saying about normal being different to everyone.